Gas Laws: Understanding Compressed Air

Gas Laws: Understanding Compressed Air

What is Pneumatics? The word Pneumatics comes from the Greek word Pneumos, meaning breath.  In industry, this deals with the behaviour of gases.  In particular, the use of gases for conveying power. What is Compressed Air?Compressed – the air or gas is forced into a...

Pneumatic Products for Safe Systems

Pneumatic Products for Safe Systems

Workplace Safety Standards   The issue of safety in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for machinery manufacturers who are forced to sort out a mass of continuously evolving standards, the focal point of which remains the Machinery Directive. In...

The Truth About Compressed Air

The Truth About Compressed Air

What is Compressed Air? Compressed – the air is forced into a smaller space and is always wanting to expand back to its’ original state of lowest energy level.  If a sealed container has its’ volume reduced by 50% or halved then the pressure for the same amount of gas...

Product Spotlight: CKD 4GA Valves

Product Spotlight: CKD 4GA Valves

Metal and Resin-Based Pneumatic ValvesThe CKD 4GA Series are pilot operated 3, 4, 5-port solenoid valves, with improved environmental performance, safety, reliability, and ease of use. Available in compact and medium size from Airlane! To buy this product, visit our...

The Problem With 5/3 Valves

The Problem With 5/3 Valves

My Pet Hate... The 5/3 valve. Often, when looking into safety and how to stop a machine safely, customers insist upon using a 5/3 valve without understanding the full consequences of their actions. The 5/3 valve differs from the 5/2 valve by having a neutral position...

That Was The Year That Was – A 2018 Reflection

That Was The Year That Was – A 2018 Reflection

Where Do We Go From Here?An uncertain end to 2017 forced us to reevaluate every aspect of Airlane:- What do we do?- Why do we do it?- How do we improve it?- How do we market it? Airlane: The Company With Everything, We Just Don't Know it Yet... The subsequent brain...

Airlane Autumn Almanac

Airlane Autumn Almanac

Autumn Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To? It's been a busy few months here at Airlane! We have lots of exciting new things to share with you! In October, we welcomed Rachel Clements into our ranks as our new Business Development Manager. We have high hopes for both...

Why is Health and Safety Important?

Why is Health and Safety Important?

The Machinery Directive and PUWER The issue of safety in the workplace is becoming increasingly important for machinery manufacturers who are forced to sort out a mass of continuously evolving standards, the focal point of which remains the Machinery Directive. The...

August Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To?

August Roundup: What Has Airlane Been Up To?

  ...And Breathe! A manic August saw 3 projects manufactured and installed including: A new filling machine reconfigured for fully automatic running complete with conveyor gate control system for continuous production. A new weight monitoring panel installed,...